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No Visible Horizon

No Visible Horizon
  • Author : Joshua Cooper Ramo
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007-11-01
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781416583165
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Summary : The flying life has always demanded a passage across the razor's edge. At any moment you could slip to the other side: a gas leak, weather, fire in the cockpit. Sometimes what made the risks particularly horrible was that you could watch your mistakes play out in front of you, as a chorus of guilt followed you down. Usually you survived and could describe this music to others, but none of you -- not even with a long and growing trail of dead friends -- ever stopped flying. That was the truly unthinkable thing. In a good year aerobatics is one of the most beautiful sports imaginable. Pilots pull through impossibly elegant figures, twisting their planes at hundreds of miles an hour. The stress on their bodies reaches ten times the force of gravity, but this is nothing compared to the strain on their minds and the tension in their souls. In a bad year no sport kills more of its participants. To fly really well and to win you must depart the land of the possible and enter a place of pure faith. In this stunning literary debut, Joshua Cooper Ramo has crafted a meditation on the seduction of flight and a passionate love letter to a life of risk. It is partly the story of his own decision, after a decade of casual aerobatics, to transform himself into a serious competitive pilot aiming to finish high at the U.S. national competition. He introduces us to some of the greatest aerobatic pilots in the world: geniuses like Leo Loudenslager, a mild-mannered American Airlines pilot who spent his weekends redefining what it was possible to do in the air with a plane, flying figures so hard they made his eyes bleed as he whimpered with pain in the cockpit; or Kirby Chambliss, the Arizona pilot who performed figures just inches off the runway and sent his plane shooting through holes in cliffs. The classics of flight and extreme adventure, West With the Night; Wind, Sand, and Stars; and Into Thin Air have brought a poetic vision to their subjects. No Visible Horizon is an elegant and thrilling exploration, not simply of a pilot's physical battle against gravity, but of his dream of perfection and his quest for faith.

No Visible Horizon

No Visible Horizon
  • Author : Walter Phillips Gallery
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Total pages : 59
  • ISBN : 1988208017
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The Elements of Astronomy

The Elements of Astronomy
  • Author : Anna Cabot Lowell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1850
  • Total pages : 412
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044018734822
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Aviation Visual Perception

Aviation Visual Perception
  • Author : Randy Gibb,Rob Gray,Lauren Scharff
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-04-15
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9781317176596
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Summary : Vision is the dominant sense used by pilots and visual misperception has been identified as the primary contributing factor in numerous aviation mishaps, resulting in hundreds of fatalities and major resource loss. Despite physiological limitations for sensing and perceiving their aviation environment, pilots can often make the required visual judgments with a high degree of accuracy and precision. At the same time, however, visual illusions and misjudgments have been cited as the probable cause of numerous aviation accidents, and in spite of technological and instructional efforts to remedy some of the problems associated with visual perception in aviation, mishaps of this type continue to occur. Clearly, understanding the role of visual perception in aviation is key to improving pilot performance and reducing aviation mishaps. This book is the first dedicated to the role of visual perception in aviation, and it provides a comprehensive, single-source document encompassing all aspects of aviation visual perception. Thus, this book includes the foundations of visual and vestibular sensation and perception; how visual perceptual abilities are assessed in pilots; the pilot's perspective of visual flying; a summary of human factors research on the visual guidance of flying; examples of specific visual and vestibular illusions and misperceptions; mishap analyses from military, commercial and general aviation; and, finally, how this knowledge is being used to better understand visual perception in aviation's next generation. Aviation Visual Perception: Research, Misperception and Mishaps is intended to be used for instruction in academia, as a resource for human factors researchers, design engineers, and for instruction and training in the pilot community.

United States Army Aviation Digest

United States Army Aviation Digest
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Total pages : 229
  • ISBN : IND:30000090298187
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Airplane Flying Handbook

Airplane Flying Handbook
  • Author : Federal Aviation Administration
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-04-26
  • Total pages : 408
  • ISBN : 9781510771956
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Summary : THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO AIRPLANE FLYING, DEVELOPED BY FAA EXPERTS The Federal Aviation Administration’s official publication, Airplane Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists with information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel in the field of aviation. Topics covered include: Flight Training Ground Operations Basic Flight Maneuvers Energy Management: Mastering Altitude and Airspeed Control Maintaining Aircraft Control: Upset Prevention and Recovery Training Takeoffs and Departure Climbs Ground Reference Maneuvers Airport Traffic Patterns Approaches and Landings Performance Maneuvers Night Operations Transitions to Complex, Light-Sport, Multiengine, Tailwheel, and Turbopropeller- and Jet-Powered Airplanes Emergency Procedures Updated with the most current information, including an all-new chapter on energy management, the Airplane Flying Handbook is a great study guide for current pilots and for potential pilots who are interested in applying for their first license. With full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams detailing every chapter, this is a one-of-a-kind resource for pilots and would-be pilots. It is also the perfect addition to any aircraft or aeronautical enthusiast's library.

American Practical Navigator

American Practical Navigator
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1962
  • Total pages : 1524
  • ISBN : MINN:30000010484438
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American Practical Navigator

American Practical Navigator
  • Author : Nathaniel Bowditch
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Total pages : 1414
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D00624970W
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Aero Digest

Aero Digest
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1942
  • Total pages : 229
  • ISBN : UOM:39015080111589
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Elements of Astronomy ...

Elements of Astronomy ...
  • Author : John Brocklesby
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1857
  • Total pages : 324
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101058271238
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Spherical Astronomy

Spherical Astronomy
  • Author : Edgar Woolard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-12-02
  • Total pages : 470
  • ISBN : 9780323149129
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Summary : Spherical Astronomy provides a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental principles of positional astronomy. The text focuses on the principles of spherical astronomy and the theory of fundamental astronomical observations. Discussions are made on topics such as the celestial sphere and the nature of the reference systems of astronomy; the geometric aspects of the celestial sphere in relation to geographic position; systems of time measurement based on the rotation of the earth; and the inertial reference system. Astronomers and astrophysicists will find the book highly insightful.

Tables from American Practical Navigator

Tables from American Practical Navigator
  • Author : Nathaniel Bowditch
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1962
  • Total pages : 1058
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112007337519
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A Landscape of Events

A Landscape of Events
  • Author : Paul Virilio,Editions Galilee,Galilee Staff
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 99
  • ISBN : 0262720345
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Summary : Phenomena such as urban rioting and media coverage of the Gulf War viewed as evidence of the contemporary acceleration of events. Introduction by Bernard Tschumi. In A Landscape of Events, the celebrated French architect, urban planner, and philosopher Paul Virilio focuses on the cultural chaos of the 1980s and 1990s. It was a time, he writes, that reflected the "cruelty of an epoch, the hills and dales of daily life, the usual clumps of habits and commonplaces."Urban disorientation, the machines of war, and the acceleration of events in contemporary life are Virilio's ongoing concerns. He explores them in events ranging from media coverage of the Gulf War to urban rioting and lawlessness. Some will see Virilio as a pessimist discouraged by "the acceleration of the reality of time," while others will find his recording of "atypical events" to be clairvoyant.

Every-Day Science

Every-Day Science
  • Author : Henry Smith Williams
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-04-05
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9783732659562
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Summary : Reproduction of the original: Every-Day Science by Henry Smith Williams

Elements of Astronomy, for Schools and Academies with Explanatory Notes, and Questions for Examination

Elements of Astronomy, for Schools and Academies with Explanatory Notes, and Questions for Examination
  • Author : John Brocklesby
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1872
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044097025886
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The Elements of Astronomy

The Elements of Astronomy
  • Author : Charles Augustus Young
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1897
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HNYGPA
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Flying Safety

Flying Safety
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Total pages : 229
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112075638582
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1876
  • Total pages : 229
  • ISBN : UCAL:B2870858
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Approach

Approach
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Total pages : 229
  • ISBN : MINN:30000010494973
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Summary : The naval aviation safety review.

A New Universal Dictionary of the Marine

A New Universal Dictionary of the Marine
  • Author : William Falconer,William Burney
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-02-02
  • Total pages : 862
  • ISBN : 9781108040037
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Summary : This 1813 dictionary covers every aspect of seafaring, from shipbuilding to navigation, and from supplies to signals.

A Manual of the Examination of Masters and Mates as Instituted by the Department of Marine and Fisheries of Canada

A Manual of the Examination of Masters and Mates as Instituted by the Department of Marine and Fisheries of Canada
  • Author : William C. Seaton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1875
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : UOM:39015064561601
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